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Is my monitor dead or is my PC not booting?

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  • Is my monitor dead or is my PC not booting?

    Awhile ago I bought a 2004 F150 and it came aftermarket modified with a pc in it. Long story short. I bought it while in Iraq. My roommate picked it up for. Owner told him how to start computer up. Roommate forgot how to work it by the time I got home. I monkeyed with it once or twice and figured I would figure it out eventually. Now its time. The installer had four toggle switches down underneath steering wheel. 1. to give power to xenarc computer under rear seat. 2. another that when I switch it off it kills power to cd player and equalizer. 3. this one is momentary and actually boots up the computer, and the fourth I have not figured it what it does (unable to reach old owner). I have always been able to get computer to boot up and sound to work as well. but I have never seen the monitor on and now I wanna fix it. I pulled apart my dash and it looks like an encased monitor was dissasembled and glued to my trim bezel with circuits boards glued to monitor. When I turn on toggle switch 1, a little red LED lights up on circuit board, so according to that it has power. Is it possible, because I didnt have the computer booted up that I had left switch 1. in on position for long long time not knowing it was powering the monitor and I fried it? I also tried switching batteries in remote because I thought maybe it was set up only to turn on that way. I hate to buy a new monitor if its fine but I do not know how to test it. The connection in back looks simililar to a vga plug but its a little different but it seems to be in snug. Forgive my incomptence I'm more of a carpenter than a gadget guy but any help is appreciated and or suggestions for a new one.

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